Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Custom Wine Buffet


Guess what peeps!!??! 
This is my first ever commissioned piece of furniture! I L-O-V-E furniture but until recently I usually just redo things. Ya know, paint, refinishing, small things. But luckily with the way my etsy shop has grown I've been able to save up to do some of my bigger projects. But this one is even more exciting than saving and doing something for myself, this piece was COMMISSIONED. Meaning somone actually believed in me to get me to do something totally just for them. sayyyyy waaaa :) 


So here is a great big post of basically just detail shots of my first ever commissioned piece of work :)


This is a 70in wine buffet that can hold up to 10 wine bottles and 16 wine glasses. 
Perfect for a party!! 
Made with pine and steel we left it all very raw for a primitive and rustic look. 
The glass top keeps everything really open and light. And what a fun way to choose what you want to sip that night :) 




Basically, Reed and I are in love. We can't get over how awesome this was to build and if we had space in our house we may not have been willing to give it up! We also wouldn't be able to fill it up with wine so we decided it needed a good home that could give it all it was capable of.  


And of course Tepe had to model :) She is too funny, I tried my hardest to get her out of the way and she literally sat there for most of the shots. Eventually she chased after a falling pine cone and let me get to work!

Also, I'm getting ready to head out of the country for the Holidays. So no more posts from me for a while, not even parties :( I hope you guys take this break too and enjoy your family while being unplugged. Merry Christmas and can't wait to catch up in a few weeks!! 

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Making Monday 68

I know it's kinda early but to me Christmas is like NEXT WEEK. Yeah I'm crazy cause it's not. 
But the reason I feel that way is because Reed and I will be heading to Nicaragua to spend the holidays with his family and we are leaving SO SOON! I'm pretty much stoked. So, to get ready for all of that travel and good time in 80 degree weather with lots of family (eek soo good sounding!) I'm shuttin a few things down. First, today (monday the 8th) is the last day my ETSY shop will be taking orders, so go check it out and buy something :) and Second, I wont be hosting another Making Monday until 2015, say waaaaa?! I know thats a long way off but being gone for a while and then getting back in to the swing of things I think it will be easier on us all if I don't try and remember to party hard with y'all every monday :) 

All that to say, last party of 2014 so lets GET IT STARTED!! 


This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs, be inspired to make something new, try a yummy new recipe, and most importantly make new friends!
This party is hosted by Gracie and me, and your projects will be shared on both of our blogs. We love that you're here and we love featuring you on our social media so be sure to follow us so you can see if your post gets shared!
We also pin to our Making Monday Pinterest board and we'd love to have you follow along! This is a place you can find projects from all the previous parties, too, so it is like a party every day!

Last week I was apart of an awesome Christmas Traditions blog tour. Be sure to check out my post about Figuring Out Holiday Traditions and start from the beginning for 25 posts from other fab ladies! 


Now it's time to share some of Y'ALLS awesome work! Here are just a couple of the goodies y'all have been sharing lately :)

1. Every party and holiday event needs a good drink. Check out this Mulled Wine Recipe for a festive twist.



2. Silver bellllllsss, it's Christmas time in the cityyyy. Yep, here is a DIY to make your own Silver Bells



3. And if you wanna get festive with your treats try this Twinkie Christmas House!



4. Sometimes in the winter a girl just needs to get warm! Try out this Homemade Heating Pad. 



I hope that you guys are loving this party as much as I am! Can't get over all the awesome stuff that gets shared week after week!

   And don't forget if you didn't make it as a feature this week to check out the Pin board and to keep linking up, next week could be you!
Kitchen Table Art

Don't forget to check out our Pinterest board where we pin plenty of projects from each party!



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Friday, December 5, 2014

Figuring out our Holiday Traditions

So I was asked to be a part of a Christmas Traditions Blog Tour by Rachel with Like A Saturday. She has a wonderful line up with people from all walks of life sharing all kinds of awesome traditions. If you are following along with the tour then you must have just come over from visiting with Colleen at Lemon Thistle where she is sharing her Deck the Halls tradition.  I don't have any traditions involving a pickle like Colleen so this may not be as interesting :) But I'm trying to keep the pace up!


When Rachel asked me to be a part of this tour I was all like "heck yeah my family has so many great traditions this will be so fun and easy!". Then I got the email that my link and photos were due and I had zero idea what I was doing anymore... So I sat down to plan out this post and was like "shoot, we don't have any traditions anymore...."

Now before y'all go and think this is gonna be some sappy sad song post, it's not! 

My family is going through transitions where everyone is growing up but we haven't been grown up long enough to have "families" of our own. So we are all kinda in that weird phase where we don't believe in Santa anymore but we don't have any one to pretend to be Santa for either... It is sad not to believe in Santa or to not have a big hoopla over the holidays with all kinds of traditions. BUT my family has had some of our best and most memorable Christmases in the past two years, and so I think this transition and time of change is really beautiful and I'm not gonna try and force a tradition to make it "feel" like the Holidays. I would rather be stuck in this odd phase where everyone is clueless but enjoying one another :) 


So to all you "new grown ups" that feel lost at the holidays and trying to "choose" a tradition, or all you moms that feel like you need a tradition for your family this year. Chill. Enjoy the season, both Christmas and this time in life in general. Let this year be a time where you all get together and sit around your fire clueless and see what comes of it! Last year we did that and ended up having the biggest Nerf gun war in the history of ever probably. It was epic!! And yes the children involved ranged from age 26-17 plus my grandma got in on some action :) We all had soar cheeks from laughing and mom is still finding "bullets" around the house.

This year we wont all be together for Christmas so sadly our Nerf war can't be a "tradition" but I think the traditions aren't what matter it's the memories you are making from the tradition. So if something doesn't go as planned, or you don't even know how to start just enjoy the time and make some memories with your family. Who knows maybe your own totally unique tradition will bloom on its own :)


Here is a total list of everyone involved! You can head back to the first blog and start all over if you like :) This all started with Like A Saturday and is ending with me! So get caught up fast!!  Visit the Christmas Traditions Blog Tour for a list of each blogger and their links! 
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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Making Monday 67

I hope you guys had a happy Thanksgiving weekend, and for those of you not in the US I hope you too had a weekend enjoying food and family! Now that Turkey day has passed we can all go Christmas crazy, so LETS GO! 



This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs, be inspired to make something new, try a yummy new recipe, and most importantly make new friends!
This party is hosted by Gracie and me, and your projects will be shared on both of our blogs. We love that you're here and we love featuring you on our social media so be sure to follow us so you can see if your post gets shared!
We also pin to our Making Monday Pinterest board and we'd love to have you follow along! This is a place you can find projects from all the previous parties, too, so it is like a party every day!

Look! I'm pretending to be a fashion blogger :) Styling a Vintage Coat. 



Now it's time to share some of Y'ALLS awesome work! Here are just a couple of the goodies y'all have been sharing lately :)

1. Christmas time usually means craft time for a lot of people. These DIY Felt Flowers are a great addition to decor or gift bags and so easy!!




2. I'm sure lots of you are getting ready for some holiday parties and if you are looking for a fun way to do a Gift Exchange here are 5 ideas



3. Here is another super cute craft idea for your kids! This Christmas Elf is super cute and fun to make!


4. For all you newly weds, here a sweet first ornament for your tree! DIY Wedding Bouquet Ornament




I hope that you guys are loving this party as much as I am! Can't get over all the awesome stuff that gets shared week after week!

   And don't forget if you didn't make it as a feature this week to check out the Pin board and to keep linking up, next week could be you!
Kitchen Table Art

Don't forget to check out our Pinterest board where we pin plenty of projects from each party!



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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Crop Sweater - How to Keep Wearing Your Favorite Summer Dresses


So, I totally love my dresses in the summer time. I mean whats easier than throwing on a cotton summer dress and some flip flops and lookin appropriate for fishing or dinner :) But, sadly summer doesn't last all year. I've been trying to figure out how to transition my favorite dresses in to multiple seasons and I think I finally figured it out!


 I was on the look out for cropped sweaters for a while and couldn't find anything. I found lots of long sweaters that would be great with leggings but that wouldn't look too hot with my little dresses.
So my mom told me to just grab a $5 Hanes sweatshirt and crop it myself!

Perrrffeccttt!
So soft, so warm, and so cheap!!


So I hit up the Wal-Mart racks and grabbed me a cozy sweat shirt. 
Laid it out with my chambray dress on top. With my dress laying on top I was able to see where the dress tapers in for the waist and mark it on my sweater. 
Cut your sweater a little longer than you think because it will curl!!
Once I got my sweater cut all you have to do is pull along the cut edge and it will naturally curl! 
I'm probably gonna add some stitches to keep it in place but was happy to wear it for the day with out it :) 

So thats how you transition your favorite summer staple to a fall and winter outfit! Layering sweaters, dresses, and leggings may make me a little happier with the cold weather. How are you dealing with the chill?!
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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Making Monday 66

Ok, I'm gonna be honest. I thought today was Saturday... 
I even had the post written with lots of awesome goodies to share next week. But I'm a day behind so apprentely I need Lori to come keep me in line! Lori, I miss you my friend!! 



This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs, be inspired to make something new, try a yummy new recipe, and most importantly make new friends!
This party is hosted by Gracie and me, and your projects will be shared on both of our blogs. We love that you're here and we love featuring you on our social media so be sure to follow us so you can see if your post gets shared!
We also pin to our Making Monday Pinterest board and we'd love to have you follow along! This is a place you can find projects from all the previous parties, too, so it is like a party every day!

OK I promise I will start posting about other things asap! But for now come see how the grand-opening went :) The Studio at Flying King Ranch


Now it's time to share some of Y'ALLS awesome work! Here are just a couple of the goodies y'all have been sharing lately :)

1. Most of y'all are already decorating for Christmas, and I don't blame you. Butttt look at this beautiful Pinecone Wreath, such a great transition piece too!


2. And if you have a fur-child like me then you've been planning how to spoil your pup this holiday season! Just check out these Thanksgiving Doggie Bags



3. You know I'm a sucker for a good refashion and this 80's  Dress to Hi-Lo Skirt would be GREAT for the Holiday parties!!


4. This is a super easy and cheap DIY Car Ornament that would be such a fun craft or little holiday gift for friends!!! 


I hope that you guys are loving this party as much as I am! Can't get over all the awesome stuff that gets shared week after week!

   And don't forget if you didn't make it as a feature this week to check out the Pin board and to keep linking up, next week could be you!
Kitchen Table Art

Don't forget to check out our Pinterest board where we pin plenty of projects from each party!



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